Friday, 23 March 2018

Pre-Order Form for Paperbacks

I'm delighted to take part in two Cons this year, Euro Pride Con at the end of June/start of July, and the UK Meet in September.

I've set up an order form for paperbacks, particularly for Euro Pride Con as I'll be caught by the baggage allowance on the plane.

Please fill in the form if you would like any paperbacks. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me on sue (at) suebrownstories (dot) com.

Giveaway: Breaking the Rules by C.J. Lynne


Book Title: Breaking the Rules (Infinity series #3)
Author: C. J. Lynne
Publisher: Self-published
Cover Artist: C. J. Lynne
Genre/s: LGBTQ, Romance, Erotic.
Length: 101 000 words/234 print pages.
It can be read as a standalone story.

Two self-assured men are about to find out what happens when they come face-to-face with what neither realizes they’re searching for…each other.

Ben Jameson is a very successful club owner who likes things the way he likes them.  He tried the serious relationship routine a few years ago, and that ended badly. Since then, he’s put in place carefully-constructed rules that he steadfastly lives by:  Work hard, treat people fairly and absolutely no fooling around with his employees—ever.  However, when his new head bartender waltzes into his life, Ben finds it nearly impossible to deny his attraction to the carefree, handsome man who makes him want to shatter his own rules, take a walk on the wild side, and live a little…if he dares.
Jared Jensen has moved to California from Chicago seeking a brand new start.   In Chicago, he left behind an unsettling situation that caused monumental upheaval in his life.  The very last thing on his mind is getting involved with anyone…but then he meets Ben Jameson, and all bets are off.  Not even the fact that Ben is his new boss can deter Jared from honing in on the gorgeously frustrating man who’s determined to keep their relationship on a strictly professional level.  
As resolute as Ben is to keep Jared at arms’ length, Jared’s doubly focused on getting Ben to acknowledge—and surrender to–the palpable lust exploding between them.  All he wants is a chance to show Ben how good they can be together…and he won’t rest until Ben breaks his ridiculous rules and grabs the unexpected chance they’ve both been given to find a love unlike any other.  
What Jared doesn’t count on, though, is his past coming back to savagely bite him, just as Ben decides to give their relationship a chance.   An impossible decision soon looms before Jared: Will he have to leave the one man who means everything to him in order to keep him safe?

Ben’s eyes widened and he rushed to the desk to look at the perfectly balanced spreadsheets with awe.  “Fuck me, you did it.”
“Of course, I did,” I said with contrived offense. “I told you I would.”
“Yeah you fucking did.” He grinned and slapped me hard on the back as I stood.  “Thanks, Jared. Shit, you saved my sanity.”
“Welcome,” I responded returning his grin.  Stretching my hands over my head I asked, “Now how about our drink?”
“It’s on me,” Ben said, walking to the door and holding it open for me.
“That’s very generous of you considering you own the club,” I said and he laughed.
He winked at me and assured, “I’m a generous kind of a guy.”
I didn’t disagree with that assessment one little bit.  I’d seen how kind and compassionate he was since I’d started working here.   Granted that was only one night, but everyone I’d met tonight who worked at Infinity loved him. I hadn’t heard one bad word said about him, and in an establishment this large, that was saying something.
“Mmm, then you won’t object to my opening a bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate?”  
I expected him to tell me I was out of my mind suggesting popping the cork on such a ridiculously expensive bottle of champagne for just the two of us, but without missing a beat, he shrugged and said, “Sounds like a wonderful idea to me.”
When we reached the now-empty bar and club, I lifted the bar pass to retrieve the champagne.  Once I’d uncorked it and poured us both a flute, I returned to sit beside Ben. Lifting my glass in a toast I said, “To your books being balanced.”
“I’ll fucking drink to that,” he said, relief evident in his voice as he clinked his glass with mine before taking a long drink.  “Mmm, that’s good.”
“Yes, it is,” I agreed after sampling my drink.   
“Thank you again, Jared, for your help.”
“I was happy to do it,” I assured, refilling both of our glasses.  
We sipped our champagne enjoying the quietness of the usually buzzing environment…and I dared to think, each other’s company.  I know I was relishing sitting here with Ben, sharing a drink, watching him unwind. As I lifted the bottle to refill our glasses, my eyes encountered his heated ones and I placed the champagne back onto the bar before I dropped it.  Damn, the look he’s giving me is…fucking potent.
“Why are you staring at me like that?” I asked with a tilt of my head, barely able to contain myself while I waited for his answer.
“Your eyes are…” his voice trailed off as he searched for words.
“What?” I prompted raising my glass to my lips.  I nearly choked on the sip of champagne I’d taken when his eyes dropped to my mouth and he—shit—licked his lips like he was thinking of—
“So incredible,” he finished, reaching out a hand to lightly touch the side of my face as he stared at me with hungry eyes.  “You are—”
“Please, don’t stop…especially if you’re about to flatter me some more,” I joked with a crooked grin.
He shook his head, chuckled and gripped my chin between his thumb and forefinger.  “You are such a smartass.”
I leaned closer and agreed, “Guilty.”
“I want…”  His thumb caressed my chin, his light touch igniting a blaze of need in the pit of my stomach.
“Take whatever you want from me, Ben,” I seriously told him, waiting with baited breath to see if he would.

Buy Links - Available on KU


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Post Leipzig

This was the beautiful backdrop behind our stall

Pouty Faith
Hello there, I'm back at home after my weekend at Leipzig Buchmesse with Dreamspinner.

It was an exciting weekend and although I'm glad to back on my own sofa, it's an experience I will never forget. As you can imagine Faith was not happy to see me go. She only has to see the case to get all pouty.

Civilised afternoon tea
I find travelling very stressful. Not the flying. It's dealing with the airports either side. I treated myself to the Escape lounge at Stansted Airport which was a good move. A glass of wine and some food. I was a happy Sue.

Winter Wonderland
I arrived in a Winter Wonderland which was incredibly beautiful but so, so cold. Fortunately I'd prepared for it, but it did have an effect on the Book Fair as the train station was closed. Mind you, how many more people they could have fitted in, I don't know. Saturday was heaving! They were having to filter people in phases.

I loved the fact we were in the Manga hall. We definitely had the best hall to be in. It was epic, especially with all the cos-playing. I donated my Dalek winged broach to a little girl, when I saw she was checking it out. She was wearing a Dalek costume and looked awesome. Unfortunately the language barrier stopped me talking to her. And that is something I have to rectify for next year.

The amazing DSP crew
 It's been great fun meeting up with Elizabeth North and Andrew Grey again, and meeting Xenia Melzer, Star Noble and Feliz Faber, plus the German DSP coordinators, Petra and Corina. You all worked so hard. Also thank you to Julia and the staff/authors of Cursed Verlag who produce Dreamspinner's foreign rights translations.

Me and Elizabeth North

Elizabeth is a total story muse. Thanks to her I ended up writing a short story on my Patreon because we saw two guys walking hand-in-hand wearing My Little Pony onesies. And there was a guy with the most amazingly decorated jeans in front of us. I really really want to write his story.

Is this Andrew's biggest fan?
The readers were lovely, and many of them were dressed up too. I have to say, the lady who brought all Andrew Grey's books to sign gets a special mention. It took him a long time to get through all those.

Fortunately both flights were a breeze, and I even managed to get through the passport gate thanks to RJ Jones' help when she was here a couple of weeks ago. I cannot tell you how much that was stressing me out. I arrived home to a glass of wine and a bacon sandwich from my lovely daughter. Epic!

Thank you for inviting me, Dreamspinner. Hopefully see you again soon, Leipzig.

Friday, 16 March 2018

1 Day to Go: Teaser for Alpha Trucker

Tomorrow on my Patreon, I'm releasing a teaser, the first unedited chapter of Alpha Trucker to wet your appetite for the forthcoming book.

It's open to all Patrons from $1/month upwards.

If you haven't read the others in the series they can be found here.

David - Beginnings by B.J. Smyth


Book Title: David – Beginnings 

Author: B.J. Smyth

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Benjamin Smith

Genre/s: Contemporary Gay Erotic Romance

Length: 31 024 words/110 pages

When opposites attract things get hot in this MM Erotic Romance series.

Read the first four stories about David and Bradley from the first night they meet to their first Christmas together.

David is sweet and loveable, but he doesn’t have much luck when it comes to meeting guys. All his recent hookups have ended up as one-night stands.
Bradley is a fit, wealthy guy who is dominant in the bedroom. Bradley knows what he wants, when he wants it and how to get it.
David is in for one hell of a ride tonight with a hot session in Bradley’s basement room.

DAVID – Raw Heat
The next weekend continues the story of David's hot MM adventures with Bradley as they learn more about each other in Bradley's basement room.
Then we catch up with them six months later, David and Bradley have met several times now and things between them are slowly developing as they get closer.

DAVID – Business Trip
Bradley invites David on a trip to a business awards ceremony in New York. This is the first time David experiences Bradley's work world and he is in for a very enjoyable ride as he enjoys Bradley’s wealthy lifestyle.
Hot MM moments in their hotel suite in-between meeting work colleagues at the ceremony bring them ever closer.

DAVID – Secret Santa
Bradley invites David to his house for the Christmas celebrations where David meets Bradley’s family for the first time. Another snapshot of their lives as things between them become more serious.
Love grows when opposites attract.


Buy Links - Available on KU

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Josh Cooper's London

Josh Cooper's London

Over on my Patreon, I'm taking suggestions for places to visit in a short video, visiting places in London that I used in the two Angel Enterprises books, and the one due out this year. If you have suggestions please leave them on the Patreon post.

Pride of Love by Kevin Dwyer


Book Title: Pride of Love

Author: Kevin Dwyer 

Publisher: Alibris

Release Date: June 3, 2014

Fiction or Non Fiction: Fiction

Genre/s: Contemporary, Literature & Fiction, Coming of Age

Length: 143 Pages


Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Coleman endures a heinous act on him. After the case is dropped, his mother, Claire, accedes to his request to move. Leaving behind his old life, he is left with a disturbing scar on his back. Hopelessness comes in on him and he takes off the bracelet that he has worn his whole life, which means something to him. Looking for a new beginning, Jesse who dresses differently meets Jaden who dresses like an outcast and the two fall in love with each other. With love from their mothers and good friend Liz, they try to bury their pasts behind.